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Will Sarah Palin Replace Ted Stevens?

November 5, 2008 · Posted in Government, Political 

No, I don’t mean in court or as a felon, although we can all hope, but what about as the Junior Republican Senator of Alaska?  The Anchorage Daily News is reporting (no, Sarah Palin can’t name this newspaper, either) that the current senate race may not be decided for weeks, but as it stands right now the incumbent Senator Ted Stevens is leading by 2 points.  This is quite surprising to me considering asshole Senator Ted Stevens was recently convicted on seven felony counts of lying about more than $250,000 in gifts and home renovations he received from corrupt oil and field services contractor Bill Allen (founder of VECO, Corp.)

Fortunately, all is not lost, because this weeks election resulted in a significant number of democrats being elected into senate, which would likely create a difficult road for Stevens if he tried to keep his seat.  The Washington post says it best:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this week that even if Stevens wins his race, he shouldn’t expect to keep his job on Capitol Hill. “The reality is that a convicted felon is not going to be able to serve in the United States Senate,” Reid said. “And as precedent shows us, Senator Stevens will face an ethics committee investigation and expulsion, regardless of his appeals process.”

Of course, this is where it gets entertaining.  As we all know from other articles, Sarah Palin has some lipstick and $150,000 in clothing (when are they going to donate those clothes?) that might just help her become the frontrunner if any special election should be called.  Sounds like bad news for the Democratic challenger, Mark Begich, and bad news for Alaska.  Of course, this is the same state that’s considering a convicted felon a viable candidate for office – maybe they’ll get what they deserve.

Ranter

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